WHO WE ARE?
We believe that a business cannot expand in isolation from the society around it. We believe that we have the power to create positive change. That is why we voluntarily commit ourselves to address some of the most critical issues today, such as the lack of access to healthcare and education as root causes of poverty in Africa.
Barriers to healthcare are numerous. The World Health Organisation (WHO) outlines four key dimensions that reduce access to health services: availability, geographic accessibility, affordability and acceptability. Philia Foundation’s focus on improving healthcare for communities in Africa as its primary area for social investment addresses the WHO’s principles.
Lack of access to education remains high everywhere in the world, especially for the poorest populations and girls. Quality education is essential for development and is a fundamental right of every child. Yet, according to UNESCO, 59 million children of primary school age are out of school. Of these, 30 million live in sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of financial means, teachers, schools and materials, as well as such barriers as a long distance from home to school, unsafe and unstable living conditions, poor nutrition, child labour, or the simple fact of being a girl are some of many factors that hamper access to education.